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Spousal support may be awarded if it is just and necessary, without regard to fault. An award of maintenance must fairly allocate the effect of the divorce by considering: the length of the marriage; the standard of living during the marriage; the age and health of the parties; the earning capacity of the parties; the financial condition of the parties (including health insurance); the conduct of the parties with regard to the marital property (for example, the court will consider whether one spouse unreasonably spent the marital assets) and; any other factors deemed relevant by the court. (Alaska Statutes 25.24.160)
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